- 1 [countable, uncountable] the fact of being male or female, especially when considered with reference to social and cultural differences, not differences in biology issues of class, race and gender traditional concepts of gender gender differences/relations/roles compare sex
- 2 [countable, uncountable] (grammar) (in some languages) each of the classes (masculine, feminine, and sometimes neuter ) into which nouns, pronouns, and adjectives are divided; the division of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives into these different genders. Different genders may have different endings, etc. In French the adjective must agree with the noun in number and gender.
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